The design reflects the college’s reputation for innovation in science.
The IIT Pritzker Science Center that houses the College of Science and Letters is undergoing a phased renovation. The project provides technology and spaces for forward thinking learning within the modern architectural vocabulary of a 1966, Miesian-style building..
LCM is providing programming, master planning, and design for the facility’s incremental transformation. Our approach is to create a visually appealing, energizing environment that supports IIT’s reputation for innovation and creative science.
We first studied the feasibility of the building’s future as a teaching and research hub on campus. LCM then developed a comprehensive revitalization master plan. The plan envisions classrooms, teaching/research labs, offices, student lounges and collaborative spaces to meet evolving needs.
Initial phases developed an interior, light-infused lobby and an exterior plaza. This public-facing development refreshes the school’s image and reestablishes its connection to the main campus thoroughfare. A third phase renovates major interior spaces, modernizing a large lecture hall and creating flexible peer-to-peer learning classrooms. Renovation of the Dean’s suite with offices, a kitchenette, reception, and teaming areas, was the latest phase of development.